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23rd Garden Crawl

23rd Annual Garden Crawl

Sunday 17th July 2011

1.00pm to 5.00pm

Last year we celebrated the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the first lifeboat at Ferryside in 1835: one of the very first lifeboats in Britain. The RNLI began the service to assist vessels using the thriving port of Carmarthen, but the eventual decline in commercial traffic along the Towy estuary led to its closure in 1960. However the 1960’s saw an increase in water based leisure activities and the Llanelli division of the St. John Ambulance began using a small inflatable boat as a rescue service. This lifeboat was granted divisional status by St. John Ambulance Wales. Generous local support has since enabled the Feryside Inshore Lifeboat to serve the coastal community to the present day.

Today this garden crawl is raising funds to ensure the continuation and improvement of the Ferryside Inshore Lifeboat into the future. Please throw any loose change into our collection boxes in the gardens, or if you would like to contribute in a more substantial way (e.g. by gift or legacy), please speak to the crew at the lifeboat station or the village hall.

We thank all of the owners allowing us access to their gardens during your visit. We kindly ask you to please respect the gardens during your visit, and keep high-spirited children and animals under control. Please feel free to ask questions, listen out for the jazz band and enjoy a very pleasant afternoon.

Garden Crawl Venues
Four Corners Square – Volunteers
The Square – Steve’s shop, White Lion and Ferry Cabin
Lifeboat Station – See the lifeboat and tour the station
The Ferns – Janet and Bryan
Plas y Dderwen – Steve and Irene
Roberts Rest Lodge – Joan, Maudie and Tarka
15 Brigstocke Terrace – Dave and Lynn
Village Hall – Refreshments, Raffle, Directions, Toilets
Whitethorn – Nerys, Dave and Glyn Model Vehicles and Railway
Castle View 1904 – Mo and Gary
Ty ar Dwyn – Beth and John
Pentisha – Ros and Dave
Ty Gwyn – Trudi and Alisdair
3 Llys Holcwm – Ann and Barry
8 Llys Holcwm – Becky and Rob
Keepers Cottage – Gill and Phil
You will find refreshments and raffle tickets in the village hall, and a warm welcome in the participating gardens and venues.

We also thank our sponsors and those who have donated raffle prizes for their generosity and invaluable support.

Ferryside Bristock Terrace
Ferryside Bristock Terrace
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